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Silent Hills photo
Silent Hills

Guillermo del Toro is torn up about Silent Hills' cancellation too

He's 'been in touch' with Kojima
May 15
// Steven Hansen
Director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) is sad about his second big video game project, Silent Hills, falling by the wayside. Konami recently canceled the del Toro x Kojima joint, presumably a victim of Konami's break w...
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The Black Glove

Ex-Irrational developers shelve The Black Glove

So long, space minotaur
May 11
// Jordan Devore
Steven told us about The Black Glove, a surreal first-person game from former Irrational (BioShock) developers, a couple of times. That was several months ago. The Kickstarter didn't make it. Determined, the team at Day for N...
Konami done goofed photo
It breaks his 'greasy heart'
[Update: this has been confirmed by Norman Reedus, who was supposed to appear in the game.] Looks like the pending delisting of P.T. was a bad omen after all. According to a quote procured by photojournalist Matt Hackney...

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Phantom Dust in the wind

Microsoft-canceled Xbox One Phantom Dust reboot leaked, looks alright

Developer shuts down, 50 people lose their jobs
Mar 20
// Steven Hansen
Microsoft announced a reboot of a 10-year-old Xbox cult-classic, Phantom Dust, at its E3 conference last year. This raised a lot of "huh?" and a lot of "uh, ok" (from me included) but people who played the original were excit...
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Gone Home canceled

Gone Home canceled for consoles

Majesco and Midnight City woes end relationship with Fullbright
Mar 06
// Steven Hansen
With Majesco's money troubles -- the company does not have new games in development for 2015, but is instead continuing to distribute its back catalog -- and the closure of its indie publishing arm Midnight City, the PC hit G...
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Sonic X-Treme

Fans cobble together playable demo for abandoned Sonic X-Treme

Canceled for being too extreme
Feb 26
// Steven Hansen
The titled epitome of '90s raditude done in by hubris, Sonic X-Treme, was meant to be the first full 3D Sonic -- a Mario 64 colleague -- and the first of SEGA's star series for its Saturn system. Like so many subsequent 3D S...
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Cancelled game

One tit out: Leaked footage of a canceled Soul Reaver sequel, Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun

I can't get over the tit....
Feb 23
// Steven Hansen
Ok. A lot happens in this video, and there's a cool story behind its unearthing thanks to "years of research by NeoGAF member Mama Robotnik" -- there's a full, detailed thread on it here -- but, also, I'm struggling to get p...
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Shadow Realms

Development on new BioWare IP Shadow Realms ceased

It will fade into the darkness
Feb 09
// Darren Nakamura
Shadow Realms had a very cool idea going for it. The tabletop RPG-inspired, four versus one gameplay reminded me of board games like Descent or Level 7 [Omega Protocol]. The modern fantasy setting seemed like a nice break fro...
Transformers Universe photo
Transformers Universe

Jagex and Hasbro terminate Transformers MMO

Turning attention to its own properties
Dec 16
// Brett Makedonski
We never got a chance to see if there was more than meets the eye with Transformers Universe; Jagex and Hasbro shut down the free-to-play MMO today while it was still in beta. The move isn't entirely unexpected, as it may hav...
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Rogue Squadron

Factor 5's canceled Rogue Squadron compilation sounds incredible

There was also going to be a multiplayer Rogue Squadon
Oct 10
// Jordan Devore
As if we don't have enough canceled Star Wars games to mourn already, here's a couple more. During a recent Nintendo Voice Chat appearance, Factor 5 president Julian Eggebrecht opened up about a Rogue Squadron compilation and...
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Blizzard cancels MMO

Blizzard kills off Titan seven years into development

'Blizzard's news tightens titan's noose' - Max Scoville
Sep 23
// Jordan Devore
Blizzard's next massively multiplayer game, Titan, was never announced, but the company has spoken about the project off and on these past several years. Here's another update: the game has been canceled -- "it didn't come to...
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Gears of War

It's a good thing Gears of War: Tactics was canceled

Oh, Kinect
Sep 11
// Jordan Devore
A few years back, it was repeatedly rumored that Gears of War would get a spinoff game built around Kinect. The project never came to fruition and that's seemingly for the best, if this alpha footage of Gears of War: Tactics ...
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Metal Gear

Metal Gear fan remake is cancelled, developers release trailer narrated by David Hayter

Konami pulls the plug
Aug 18
// Alessandro Fillari
Well, this is awkward. Back in June, Konami gave a group of Metal Gear fans its blessing to produce a free remake of the original MSX Metal Gear. The project attracted a lot of talent, including those who've worked on such ti...
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Another EA closure: This is Ultima Forever's final month

I'll continue not playing it
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
Given that publisher Electronic Arts closed Mythic Entertainment earlier this year, it's not unexpected to hear that the free-to-play mobile RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will also be shut down soon. Once it closes...

In honor of Canada Day, a video about Akira.

Jul 01 // Max Scoville
All about Akira:The MovieThe ComicThe Games:The Famicom GameThe Amiga GameThe Playstation 2 GameThe Cancelled Sega and Super Nintendo Games  The Music:Geinoh YamashirogumiKanye West "Stronger"M83 "Midnight City"M83 "Reunion"M83 "Wait"Other Movies:Blade RunnerBrazilChronicle  
Because "Canada" sounds like "Kaneda"
Today is Canada day. And since "Canada" sounds kind of, sort of like "Kaneda," the hero of Otomo Katsuhiro's groundbreaking cyberpunk manga-turned-anime Akira, that's reason enough for me to put on my favorite red jacket and talk about one of his favorite pieces of media ever... Japanese, Canadian, or otherwise.

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Primal Rage 2

Check out this 3-hour chunk of Primal Rage 2 gameplay

I'm ready for a trip to Illinois now
Jun 25
// Brittany Vincent
I don't know about you, but I have a very primal sort of rage about me when I dwell on the fact that I hadn't seen footage of Primal Rage 2 already. Luckily, there's a gaming mecca in Brookfield, Illinois that goes by the na...
Arcade photo

Primal Rage 2 exists and it's playable in an arcade

Galloping Ghost Arcade
Jun 23
// Jordan Devore
I had no idea! There was a Primal Rage 2, but it was never finished. Still, there are at least a couple arcade boards in existence of a prototype version, and Brookfield, Illinois-based Galloping Ghost Arcade has acquired on...
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Disney cans Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

That free-to-play PvP game
May 23
// Jordan Devore
I had to look up what Star Wars: Attack Squadrons was again, exactly, despite being the person to cover its announcement here on Destructoid. Ah, right -- the name made it sound cooler than the reality, which is: a free-to-pl...
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People Can Fly was making a supernatural detective game before Bulletstorm

But it was canceled by publisher THQ
May 19
// Jordan Devore
People Can Fly was working on a supernatural detective game set in the 1940s, Come Midnight, under publisher THQ until the project was cancelled in 2006. Former creative director Adrian Chmielarz tells Eurogamer it was "an in...
Banjo-Kazooie photo

That Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor 'fell to bits'

It just couldn't come together as a side project
Apr 21
// Jordan Devore
Too good to be true, I worried, when first hearing about a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie series that was to be made by former Rare staffers. "Mingy Jongo." Perhaps that name still rests in your memory. I had forgot...
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TinyBuild canceled the JetGetters Kickstarter but backers are in luck

They're getting the $51 tier for free
Apr 18
// Jordan Devore
I quite liked the look of JetGetters, a multiplayer dogfighting game built around jumping out of jets and hijacking opponents' vehicles. While it successfully raised enough money Kickstarter to be funded, the crowdfunding cam...
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World of Darkness

Development ceased on World of Darkness MMO

CCP CEO states, 'efforts were falling regretfully short.'
Apr 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
CCP Games announced today that development has been halted on the World of Darkness massively multiplayer online game. In a statement, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson expressed regret over the decision, sayin...
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Canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would've been free to help promote VR

Notch stands by his decision
Mar 28
// Jordan Devore
I'll admit it: when I heard Markus "Notch" Persson had canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift because Facebook acquired its creator Oculus VR and the social network company "creeps" him out, I was skeptical about how much work ha...
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Volition was making a post-apocalyptic Western

'But it would've taken too long'
Mar 24
// Jordan Devore
It's games like Zeus that have me not writing off entire concepts, no matter how tired they may appear on the surface. As described during senior producer Greg Donovan's Game Developers Conference talk "Volition's Challenge: ...
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Cancelled project at Sony Santa Monica was new open world sci-fi IP

Game rumored to debut at E3
Mar 01
// Wesley Ruscher
Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently f...
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Rare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing

And its strange journey to Xbox
Feb 28
// Jordan Devore
Announced at E3 2001, Donkey Kong Racing was going to be Rare's sequel to Diddy Kong Racing for the GameCube. I distinctly remember seeing images of it in magazines at the time, thinking it was a true score for the console, a...
Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Disney abandons its Star Wars 1313 trademark

I'd like to move on, but it's not easy
Jan 20
// Jordan Devore
After Disney shut down LucasArts, I thought I had completely given up all hope for Star Wars 1313 ever getting made. I have. But that's not to say the project can't affect me from beyond the grave. There was that story about ...
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2k sport quits baseball

2K Sports giving up on major league baseball

There's no crying in baseball
Jan 06
// Steven Hansen
Take-Two Interactive has been erasing the MLB 2K series from existence, Pasta Padre reports. The baseball games have been removed from 2K's website, MLB 2K10 through 2K12 have been removed from Steam, MLB 2K13's website is go...
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Publisher cancels Ashes Cricket 2013 after release

Customers who purchased on Steam will receive refund
Nov 29
// Alessandro Fillari
  It's very rare to see titles on Steam pulled and customers offered a refund, but now we've seen it happen once again. Last week, Ashes Cricket 2013 was released for PC and many fans of the sport jumped at the chance to...
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Advance Wars!

Weird! Japan finally getting Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

...Kind of
Oct 30
// Steven Hansen
The last entry in the Advance Wars series, Days of Ruin (2008), never released in Japan. Weird, right? Well, in news that no one expected, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin has been made available in Japan as a downloadable Club Nin...

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